Video, accompaniment & poll: Watch AnnArbor.com's 'Flight of the Black Friday shopper'
Law enforcement officers and line monitors on the scene helped make sure that no one was trampled amid the excitement. Target even had one employee whose sole job was to make sure that everyone got their shopping carts in an orderly fashion.
Executive team leader of human resources Laura Hammer said staff was ready.
"It's not really different from any other day of the year. We just have a whole lot more going on," she said.
In past years, Black Friday scenes from across the country have left some wondering if humans cared more about each other or 40-inch televisions.
At least at this Ann Arbor area store on Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Pittsfield Township, the crowd was large, excited and orderly.
Check out the video that shows a slightly different look at Black Friday. We couldn't help but speed up the pace a bit and put it to music.
Dan Brenner is a photography intern at AnnArbor.com. You can reach him at email@example.com.